Synonyms for wives

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Antonyms for wives

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WIVES

Then they will cease, and wives and mothers will come here to weep.

All foreigners break their wives' hearts—Nelly's a sensible girl!

Their wives and their womenkind generally, have no position but that of animals.

He lived in the edge of a forest; his people were many; he had forty wives, and the like.

If this sort of thing was continued, no man's wives would be safe.

By all the wives that he held most sacred, he felt impelled to resent it.

Elkanah had two wives; Hannah, the subject of this history, and Peninnah.

Sometimes they slay their own wives, and invite their neighbours to the repast.

He had already had two wives, and run through their fortunes.

It is legal in this dreadful country to have four wives, but I don't care about the law.

WORD ORIGIN

"to marry (a woman)," Old English wifian, from wif "woman" (see wife). Cf. Middle Dutch wiven.

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